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We are working on a plan to provide foreign visitors with disaster information in multiple languages via smartphones. The move is designed to help foreigners who cannot understand Japanese safely evac

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An internal affairs ministry spokesperson. (Jiji Press)

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Sounds like an excuse to collection information on every single dastardly foreigner that dares come to the land of the rising sun.

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There is already address, photo and finger prints wouldn't get too Roswell about it...

I have thought though as someone that travels a lot a little credit card sized card with info at immigration for emergency phone numbers and perhaps links to guides for natural disasters would be good.

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Good looking out!

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Think about the roaming charges. Ouch

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It would be more efficient to rely on the major tourist hotels to have this information available for guests.

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